Since moving to New York in 2005 and being a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Guitar Competition that year, Yotam Silberstein has performed and recorded with such major jazz figures as James Moody, George Coleman, Jimmy Health, Roy Hargrove and John Patitucci.
He is featured on a variety of critically acclaimed releases including ‘Resonance’ and ‘Brasil’ on the Jazz Legacy Productions label, John Patitucci‘s new trio album ‘Irmaos De Fe’ and Monty Alexander’s Grammy-nominated “Harlem-Kingston Express Live!” among others.
He is in London to appear with his group at Pizza Express Jazz Club on Monday 11 March. I am very pleased that he has agreed to fly in a day early to give a masterclass for our group.
In addition to his impeccable straight-ahead playing, Yotam is an expert in the music of Brazil and the musical traditions of a number of South American and Meditteranean countries. In this masterclass, Yotam will introduce us to a number of these musical styles. During the second hour, Yotam will share some of his techniques and exercises to develop the core skills needed for playing jazz and creative music on the guitar, as well as inviting some attendees to play (time permitting).
Attendees are encouraged to bring instruments. Please do not bring amps. No one will be pressured to play. As this event is taking place within RADA's building, I am required to provide a register of attendees the day before the event. Please book in advance as it may not be possible to get you in on the day.
Students can claim a discounted rate of £15 for this class by emailing [masked]